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Convocation of Edenton 

Fourth Report of the 

Woman's Auxiliary and 
Parochial Society 

Bath, North Carolina 

January 27, 1910 




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Convocation of Edenton 

Fourth Report of the 

Woman 's Auxiliary and 
Parochial Society 

Bath, North Carolina 

January 27, 1910 

Officers Convocation of Edenton 

President : 

Secretaries : 

Mrs. B. L. LONG, 


Diocesan Officers 

Mrs. Nathaniel Harding Washington, N". C. 

Convocation of Edenton. 

Vice-President : 

Mrs. James G. Staton Williamston, N. C. 

Convocation of New Bern. 


Mrs. C. B. Woodley Kinston, N. C. 

Convocation of Wilmington. 


Mrs. William Calder Wilmington, N. C. 

Miss Sue E. Collier Goldsboro, N. C. 

Mrs. George H. Koberts. New Bern, N. C. 

Treasurer United Offering: 
Mrs. Josh James Wilmington, N. C. 

Secretary Junior Auxiliary: 
Mrs. J. B. Gibble Windsor, N. C. 

Secretary Babies Branch: 
Mrs. John Cranmer Wilmington, N. C. 


Prayers for Use in Auxiliary Meetings 

LOKD JESUS CHRIST, who in the day of Thy flesh 
dids't accept the services of faithful women, who adminis- 
tered unto Thee in their substance : Be pleased, we humbly 
ask, to bless our endeavors to aid and encourage missionaries. 
Put into our hearts the things we should do and say to pro- 
mote Thy glory. Grant that we may never be discouraged 
under difficulties, but go forward with faith and hope, looking 
unto Thee. Have pity on those who know Thee not, on those 
who are far from the Church of their fathers in a strange 
land ; visit them with Thy salvation and grant that they may 
be speedily brought to acknowledge Thee as their Lord and 
Master Christ. Hear us, and answer this our prayer, for 
Thine own name's sake. AMEN". 

* * * 

O LOED JESUS CHRIST, who dids't charge Thine 
Apostles that they should preach the gospel to every nation : 
Make us to show our gratitude for Thy benefits by earnest- 
ness in fulfilling Thy command. Prosper all missions, both 
at home and abroad, with an increase of sanctity, that they 
may win many to the acknowledgment of Thy truth (espe- 
cially those in ), and give them all things needful for 

their work, making them to be centers of spiritual life, to the 
quickening of many souls and the glory of Thy Holy Name, 
our only Mediator and Advocate. AMEN. 

* * * 

HEAVENLY FATHER, we pray Thee to bless us and 
all members of the Junior Auxiliary, with wisdom, zeal and 
constancy, in our work for Thee. Prosper the Missions of 
Thy Holy Church, and strengthen with the Holy Spirit all 
who are engaged in missionary work; through Jesus Christ, 

our Lord. AMEN. 

* * * 

ALMIGHTY GOD, Lord of the harvest, we humbly be- 
seech Thee to send forth more laborers into Thy harvest, 
and especially to put it into the hearts of many faithful 
women to give themselves to Thy work in the Mission field ; 
that so the bounds of Thy blessed kingdom may be enlarged, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN". 



The Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Society of the Con- 
vocation of Edenton held its fourth session in the old historic 
Church of St. Thomas, Bath, January 27, 1910. Mrs. 
James G. Staton, president, called the meeting to order at 3 
o'clock p. m. Rev. Joseph Eulford, acting chaplain, con- 
ducted the devotional services. In behalf of the town and 
parish, Miss Malone extended a most cordial welcome, and 
the same received a hearty response from every heart present. 

The roll call of parishes followed and thirty-six delegates 
responded. Mrs. Staton read the financial report for the 
months from October 1, 1909, to January 1, 1910. This 
report showed money spent and that on hand, the total being 

Miss Emery, who had been invited to be present, sent her 
regrets, embodying the same in a letter full of hopefulness, 
which was read by the president. The study of St. Mat- 
thew's Gospel was emphasized by the president as a means to 
increase a better understanding of the work and spirit of the 
Eirst Great Missionary, Jesus Christ. A most instructive 
talk on the Church League of the Baptized was made by Mrs. 
Staton, who urged immediate action in this line of work — a 
work which was designed to aid the aged clergy and their 

By an earnest appeal on the part of the president, strong 
and helpful papers had been prepared by women selected 
for the purpose. These papers were read and deemed such 
valuable material for the instruction of the whole Convoca- 
tion that they were ordered to be printed. There were four 
papers: "Facts About China," by Mrs. C. J. Sawyer, of 
Windsor ; "Methods of Work," by Miss Minnie Albertson, of 
Elizabeth City ; "The United Offering," by Miss Jane Myers, 
of Washington; "The Oneida Mission," by Miss Hattie 
Thrower, of Williamston. 

Mrs. J. B. Gibble, Diocesan Secretary of the Junior 
Auxiliary, who was unable to be present, sent a paper on 
"The Call of the Church to the Young," which was enjoyed 

by all present. This, together with a paper by John W. 
Powell, a Junior from Roxobel, was ordered to be published. 

Miss Warren reported for the Juniors at Washington, Miss 
Eborn for Creswell, and Miss Pennie Biggs for Williamston. 
The latter gave an interesting account of a Chinese Tea 
Party, given by the Juniors at Williamston, from which the 
sum of $18.00 was realized. Mrs. Pulford made an encour- 
aging report for Zion Parish and the promise of good organi- 
zations in the near future. 

The by-laws which had been suggested were read by Mrs. 
Staton, who asked the consent of the delegates to their adop- 
tion. A vote was taken and they were accepted, the same to 
be revised, whenever necessary, by a two-thirds vote. 

The president graciously expressed her appreciation of the 
pleasure which the meeting had brought to her and the 
others, and said that the next Convocation would be gladly 
welcomed by the women of her home parish, if it was found 
expedient to appoint Williamston as the next place of 

On motion, the meeting adjourned. 

Mrs. B. L. Long, 
Miss E. Etheridge, 


The Presidents Address 

It is a great pleasure to see such a full meeting during a 
mid-winter Convocation. It has called for a little effort on 
our part, but we are well repaid, as our program is a full 
and interesting one. 

The papers to be read cover so large a territory that I 
need remind you of only a few things. First, I want to say 
a word about the Church League of the Baptized. This is a 
noble work and we must have a League in every parish. It 
calls for such a small sum of money and so little effort, that 
I know each delegate will go home resolved to form a 
League at once. 

Shall we allow the clergyman, who has labored long and 
faithfully, to pass the age of usefulness with no sure pros- 
pect that he can find support for himself or his family after 
he has crossed over the river? I believe that this matter 
has never been clearly brought to our attention, else the 
money would have been raised long ago. It means only ten 
cents a year for each baptized person. Let some one volun- 
teer to be a directress, take the names of all baptized per- 
sons, collect the money and send to Mrs. Roberts. Have a 
regular month each year for these collections. 

From October to January is a very short time, but let us 
see what has been accomplished in even so few months. A 
box has been sent to the Orphanage from nearly every Auxil- 
iary, both senior and junior. Also a box to the far-away 
Oneida Indians has gone from over one-half of our Auxil- 
iaries. These boxes have made Christmas brighter and hap- 
pier for many, many poor, both Indians and our own people. 

Every Auxiliary has promised to take up during Lent a 
Bible Study, using mainly St. Matthew's Gospel Course. 
This is most gratifying to your president, and brings encour- 
agement to Miss Lindley, who proposed the Course. She is 
anxious to learn how it works with us, so after Easter write 
an account of the study, telling her the good which has been 
accomplished. The Bible is the foundation of all mission 
work and study, therefore the most helpful book for use 
during Lent. 


Miss Emery has kindly sent us a message. It gives me 
pleasure to read to you her letter : 

My Dear Friends : — It has given me very much pleasure 
to hear that many of the branches of the Auxiliary in East 
Carolina are planning to study the Gospel of St. Matthew 
during Lent, to find out how our blessed Lord Himself began 
the work of building up His Kingdom in this earth; teach- 
ing us to pray for its coming, and showing us how we might 
hasten the time when it shall be established throughout the 

You do not know how helpful it is to have one branch of 
the Auxiliary begin its Lent in this way, or how wide the 
influence may spread into other branches which seem to be 
stronger in members and in power. We are apt to forget 
that the real power behind all our work lies in God's bless- 
ings upon it. Together with this study I hope that you will 
all take pains to read from our missionary magazine about 
how the work goes on at the present, remembering, as you 
read of it in China, Japan, the Philippines and Honolulu — 
lands all unknown to our Lord's chosen disciples, but all 
known to Him who made this world — that in those who are 
working there we have the successors of the first missionaries 
sent out in the earliest days of the Christian church. 

From our study of the Bible we gain faith and hope and 
courage for our problems in this present day, and we learn 
that the same patient, steady effort of the past can accom- 
plish now what it has done in other times. So we see more 
and more the value of our daily prayers, and we cease to 
think lightly of gifts given continuously and in accordance 
with the means we have. These must never be little valued. 
In grounding our faith and our principles, we want to see 
them show results and bearing fruit in the work we do, and I 
think the East Carolina Branch may well rejoice that in this 
last year of effort it accomplished as much more for what we 
call general missions, that is, the spread of the Kingdom under 
the direct care of the church's authorized leadership in the 
Board of Missions, than was suggested to you all. Perhaps 
you will remember that you were asked to give the Woman's 
$275, the Juniors $50, the Babies $35— a total of $360; and 


that you gave the Woman's $486.95, the Juniors $104.50, 
the Babies $33.60— a total of $625.05. It would be a great 
pleasure to us if this year you felt able to give as much as 
last, and since the Babies were the part of the Auxiliary 
that fell a little behind what was suggested, possibly they 
could add to their gift enough to bring the total up to $650. 

I hope when contributing to this work you realize that 
every part of the mission field which the Board of Missions 
contributes towards, you are sharing in by your gifts, and 
that while planning for the yearly offering for General Mis- 
sions, the Triennial Thank Offering, which we make unitedly, 
is in our minds as well. In 1904 East Carolina gave $610.70 
towards the United Offering, in 1907 you gave $1,684.51. I 
wonder what it is to be in 1910. When you read of women 
at work anywhere in the mission field, think that they repre- 
sent in their lives what our hope and purpose are in making 
that united gift. 

I am going to enclose one or two letters which have not 
been yet printed, and feel sure they will be of interest to you. 
We need so many more workers. Will you not pray that 
they be found ? Is there not one young woman in your own 
Diocese who is just the person to go out into the mission 
field and to do good service there ? Can you not look for her, 
and even before we meet in Cincinnati next October, turn 
her thought to the work waiting to be done in which she is 
fitted, or could be fitted, to help in? 

I see that your meeting falls upon the feast of the conver- 
sion of St. Paul, the great missionary day. Have you noticed 
that some earnest friends of St. Paul's College in Tokyo are 
hoping that on that day a gift may be made by many to build 
up that important work which needs a great gift at the 
present time? Will you not add a special prayer that their 
efforts may be blessed, and — possibly on the 25th — if you all 
think well of it, a little sum might be gathered, never mind 
how small it seems, which could be a response to this. 

With all best wishes for your work and your growing hap- 
piness in it, believe me, 

Yours very sincerely, 

Julia C. Emery. 

I have met with hearty response from the different organi- 
zations in the Convocation, for which I am thankful. I 
believe that the women are awakened as never before, and 
that the work, though it may be said to be in its incipiency, 
is advancing steadily along the lines planned by our beloved 
Bishop. I thank each one here for her presence, and the 
good people of the town for their warm welcome. We have 
been blessed and hope that they can realize some new strength 
from our visit to them. While asking God's blessings upon 
our efforts, I desire that you and I be more mindful of the 
responsibilities which have been placed upon each of us. 

Mes. James G. Staton, 


A Mission Story 

At the Convocation in Windsor on Thursday night, the 
Bishop made an address on China, because the missionary 
expected could not come on account of sickness. 

He told us about a boy who lived in Wuchang. This place 
is near the head of the river Yangtse in the northwestern 
part of China. He worked until he became blind. Then he 
knocked about from place to place until he came to Anking. 
Here one day he was run over in the street, and was carried 
to St. James's Hospital, where his wounds were attended to. 
While there the doctor examined his eyes, and said that his 
sight could be restored. They performed the operation, and 
he could see again. He was so grateful that he said he 
would bring others to the hospital. He then worked his way 
back to Wuchang, where he gathered together about fifty 
blind people. He got a rope and all took hold of it and 
made their way along the bank of the river. They held to 
the rope and walked the whole five hundred miles over rough, 
broken ground, through mire and swamp along the bank, 
until they reached Anking, and stood before the gate of the 
hospital, seeking to be cured of their blindness. 

John W. Powell, 
Twelve years of age. 


The Call of the Church to the Young 

There is wanton waste in every parish and mission where 
the children are denied the privilege of joining in the 
Church's great work of winning the world for Christ. 

At baptism every infant rightfully becomes a member of 
the Babies' Branch of the Auxiliary. If every infant mem- 
ber of the church in our diocese could claim its right, think 
what it would mean ! What a volume of prayer would go up 
from little lips, what an increase of gifts for missions, what 
a swelling of the ranks of the Juniors later on ! It seems 
incredible that some one can not be found to take up Junior 
Auxiliary work wherever there are children, and equally 
incredible that the children can not always be interested and 
held, no matter how good the leader may be. And right here 
comes an urgent appeal to mothers to help keep their chil- 
dren interested. Terrible as it may sound, it is true that 
many a child loses heart through lack of interest at home. 
. The Church needs her children and has provided a most 
excellent organization, in the nature of a training school for 
thern. When we fail to give them their opportunity in this 
splendid training school, the Junior Auxiliary, we neglect 
the Divine command, "Suffer little children to come unto 
Me and forbid them not." We pray the Lord of the harvest 
to send forth more laborers into the harvest, but the prayer 
has no meaning ; it is only lip service, if we go on year after 
year making no attempt to bring the children into the Junior 
branch after they have become too large for the Babies, 
because it is from these ranks that the laborers are to be sent. 

Is there a branch of the Junior Auxiliary in your parish 
or mission, you who hear this call of the Church to the 
young? If not, why? 

This call to the young means that some of our Juniors 
should even now be looking forward to the missionary life. 
Give them a chance to know the- joy of this high calling. 
You, who are already leaders, so fill your own souls with 
fervent missionary zeal that the children intrusted to your 
care can not fail to catch inspiration. 


Pray that some of your Juniors may hear and obey the 
call, as did the two daughters of the Bishop of North Caro- 
lina who have joined the ranks of the "Winners of the 
World." Augusta Moore Gtbble, 

Diocesan Secretary of the Juniors. 

The Oneida Mission 

It is confidently asserted that the Churchman in any 
Western diocese must have constantly thrust upon him the 
fact that the Church is the only permanent institution within 
the scope of his daily vision, and this condition becomes more 
and more the fact as one goes farther west. "The splendid 
manner in which the Church has met the exigency of the 
hour is worthy of mention, and they who are on the firing 
line are encouraged to stronger battle because of the sure 
knowledge that the main portion of the army is thoroughly 
quickened to its responsibility." Perhaps never in the his- 
tory of the Church has the soldier in the front felt more 
confident of the loyalty of the reserves at home. 

The history of the West has largely to do with the Indians 
— those strange people who have become adopted children of 
our great Republic. The church had a more glorious vision, 
though, than the statesman, and as early as 1702 we find an 
organized mission for the Oneida tribe, one of the Six 
Nations, dwelling then in the State of New York. This 
tribe belonged to the "Long House," that formidable federa- 
tion of tribes. Travelers among the tribes of the Six 
Nations have remarked that the Oneida people were distin- 
guished for their noble traits of character above their breth- 
ren, and were regarded as the most generous of the federa- 
tion. The aims and ideals of this people were, and are 
to-day, toward a noble end. 

In 1709 four chiefs crossed the ocean to present an address 
to Queen Anne, with "belts of wampum" as a token of the 
sincerity of the Six Nations. They touchingly said : "Since 
we were in covenant with our great Queen's children, we 
have had some knowledge of the Saviour of the world. If 


our great Queen would send some to instruct us, they should 
find a most hearty welcome." The address was referred to 
the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and it was 
decided to send missionaries to provide translations in Mo- 
hawk and to stop the sale of intoxicating liquors to the 
Indians, "this being the earnest request of the Indians 

The Onedias left New York in 1821 for the then unknown 
West. This expedition was led by Rev. Eleazer Williams. 
They visited Green Bay, finally securing a strip of land five 
miles or less wide, crossing the Fox River at right angles. 
Gradually other tribes came and made their homes on the 
reservation. The tendency to return to barbarism was 
resented by the Oneidas, who began where they left off in 
New York and immediately commenced the erection of a 
house of worship. 

Bishop Kemper, who visited Green Bay in 1834, and the 
Oneida Reservation, which was ten miles distant, describes 
it as "a log building next the parsonage. It has a recess 
chancel with a vestry-room behind, an unfinished gallery in 
front, benches with backs used for pews." Five years later 
they erected a frame structure. This was the only conse- 
crated building in the territory of Wisconsin. Here Dr. 
William Adams and Rev. John Lloyd Breck came to be 
ordained, walking a hundred miles over an Indian trail to 
reach it. 

We find them in 1870 hewing stone for another building. 
At one time eighty men gave one day a week to this work. 
But the $3,000 which had been placed in the bank of Green 
Bay was lost, and it was not until July, 1886, that the corner 
stone was laid by Rt. Rev. Robert Brown. The benediction 
service took place on the following Christmas Eve at six 
o'clock, and on Christmas Day the first Eucharist was cele- 
brated. To Rev. Edward Goodnough it was a joyous day 
indeed, for he had labored so long and faithfully to complete 
the erection of Hobart Church. It was not until October, 
1897, that the stately stone edifice was consecrated by Rt. 
Rev. Bishop Grafton. The scene was an impressive one as 
the Bishop knocked for admittance in the presence of an 


eager crowd. The large vested choir, headed by the Bishop, 
proceeded up the aisle, singing the 24th Psalm. The subject 
of the Bishop's sermon was, "The Church, Man's Meeting 
Place With God." At the close of the service, the Te Deum 
was sung in the native language. 

The curious might ask, why build so large a church? Go 
to it on festival days and get the answer, for it is then filled 
with an earnest crowd of worshipers, and every Sunday 
there is a large congregation. From a recent letter received 
from Rev. W. B. Thorn, missionary in charge, it is learned 
that 600 Indians attended the church on Christmas Eve and 
as many on Christmas Day. That was a fine percentage in 
a population of 1,200, and, too, when many of these came 
miles over rough roads. How do we who live along pleasant 
streets, a few blocks from the house of God, suffer by way 
of contrast ! 

The church had been built, and that almost necessary 
adjunct, the Hospital, must be established. Rev. Solomon 
S. Burleson, who had succeeded the lamented Mr. Good- 
nough, first suggested the possibility of a hospital. This 
suggestion was acted upon by the little daughter of Mr. Bur- 
leson, who laid away thirty-six cents with which to start a 
building fund. The corner stone was laid on St. John Bap- 
tist's Day, June 24, 1893, and among the articles placed 
therein was a sealed envelope containing that first thirty-six 
cents. Dr. J. A. Powless, a young Oneida Indian, and his 
faithful wife, have charge of the hospital work. Another 
great helper on the Reservation is the creamery, which, per- 
haps, is one of the Oneida industries most in evidence. A 
Parish House may seem an extravagance, but one has been 
started and the missionary is asking 5,000 children to give a 
dollar on their birthday for this purpose. These dollars will 
each purchase a stone for the building. 

These 1,200 Indians in this, the oldest Indian mission of 
the Church, pay the current expenses of the Church and con- 
tribute both to Domestic and Diocesan Missions. But this 
means much sacrifice on their part, for most of them have 
large families and they are not so adapted to industrial pur- 
suits as the pale-face brother. 


To this Mission our hearts and prayers have been turned 
within the past year, or properly speaking, in the beginning 
of another year of our Auxiliary life in the Convocation of 
Edenton. The boxes sent helped to make a brighter Christ- 
mas for these people to whom we owe so much, for they are 
our neighbors because they need our earnest endeavors to 
help them live rightly before God and man. Rev. Mr. 
Thorn writes that all articles reaching the Mission late will 
be kept to start the bundles with next Christmas ; that there 
is always need, for the winters are long and cold, and it is 
often hard to meet the demands made upon him. To the 
faithful missionary we must lend our aid more and more 
each year as the Church is strengthened at home. The cry 
for help from the Indians should stir the soul as quickly as 
that from other lands. Our boxes should be sent cheerfully 
and prayerfully, leaving the rest with God. The work in 
our Convocation should ever merit the words that were said 
to one of old, "Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for 
a memorial before God." Hattie Thrower. 

The United Offering 

Every third year, on the first Wednesday in October, the 
General Convention meets. At the same time the Woman's 
Auxiliary to the Board of Missions has its triennial gather- 
ing, and representatives from every branch throughout the 
Church and abroad are called together for a Service of 
Thanksgiving — for a meeting in which they can learn of the 
progress in Christ's Kingdom — at which time we make an 
additional gift which we have been gathering during the 
three years, over and above our annual offerings. 

It is a beautiful thing to realize that the women who fill 
the church for this service have come from so many places, 
far and near ; for it is a time when women from Alaska to 
Brazil, from Cuba to Honolulu may be present, and those 
presents represent the thousands and tens of thousands who 
can not come to bring their gifts. 

The gift of each Diocese is placed in an envelope bearing 


the name of the Diocese and is laid on the beautiful gold 
alms-basin which is used for this special service, and so pre- 
sented, together with that other treasure of body, soul and 
spirit, which in the Holy Communion is offered a living sac- 
rifice anew. 

It was not always so ; there was a time when the Auxiliary 
met in this service without any thought of a United Offering, 
and it was the suggestion of one member which brought 
about the happy change. 

It gives the hope that again and again the Auxiliary may 
be advanced to better things. 

But possibly some one is asking how many times this 
United Offering has been made, how much has been given, 
and in what ways used. 

When the United Service of Thanksgiving was held in 
Chicago in 1886, and the Bishop of the Diocese said that he 
never before had administered the Holy Communion to so 
large a congregation of women. 

But when the offering which all these women had brought 
to their Thanksgiving Service was counted, it amounted to 
$82.71. Certainly no one then had thought of a United 
Offering to express something of what a United Service 
really means to the members of the Auxiliary. 

But in the year 1889 the change began, when a member 
of a parish branch in the Diocese of Pittsburg asked that 
the women might not come again so empty-handed, and it 
was suggested that $2,000 be given at the service, in the 
Church of the Holy Communion, New York City. 

It was also proposed that this be divided, one-half to build 
the first church in our Alaska Mission, the other to send a 
new missionary to Japan. 

There are many active in the Auxiliary to-day who remem- 
ber the disappointment felt when the secretary announced 
at the morning session that the offering, instead of the 
desired $2,000, was only $400. 

But as the meeting adjourned for luncheon, additional 
gifts were asked for, and these brought the offering to $700. 
And when the afternoon session began with the announce- 
ment of the good news that one member present would give 


$1,000 for the church in Alaska, hope and earnestness 
revived, and before the day was over, the first United Offer- 
ing was complete. 

In 1890, Miss Lovell, the Auxiliary Missionary, went from 
St. Thomas' Parish, New York, to Japan, where she still 
works under the Bishop of Tokyo, while in Christ Church, 
Anvik, on the Yukon, stands to-day a house of prayer for 
our missionaries and their people, provided by this Offering. 

When the Auxiliary met in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore, 
in 1892, the $2,000 of three years before had grown to 
$20,000 of the morning's offering. 

No further proof was needed to show that the idea of a 
united gift at the time of their united service was growing 
dear to the hearts of the members of the Auxiliary. 

The offering of 1892, by vote of the Auxiliary, was added 
to a fund in the trust of the Missionary Society, which was 
known as the Enrollment Fund. But in October, 1895, in 
Christ Church, St. Paul, the Auxiliary gave $56,000 for the 
endowment of the Episcopate in a missionary district, and 
later, upon making request to the Board of Missions, the 
$20,000 for the Enrollment Fund and this offering were put 
together, in order that the interest upon both might give the 
full amount needed for a Bishop's salary. So year by year 
the Auxiliary rejoices that its gifts of 1892-1895 provide the 
salary for the Missionary Bishop of Alaska. 

Three more years passed, during which time the Auxiliary 
was gathering its triennial gifts, now used for the training 
and support of women workers. 

When the service was held in Trinity Church, Washington, 
D. C, the United Offering had grown, from the $56,000 of 
the three years before, to $82,000. With this sum, fifty 
women were sent out, and kept in the mission field, at home 
and abroad, and for five years it enabled the Board to enlarge 
and continue the work of women for women. 

The United Offerings made in Grace Church, San Fran- 
cisco, was a present from the Woman's Auxiliary to our 
Missionary Bishop. Divided into equal parts, with one part 
devoted to the colored work, it went East and West, North 


and South, and there exists in many mission fields to-day the 
mementoes, which visiting members of the Auxiliary may 
view with pleasure, of the first United Offering of the new 

The next United Offering was made in 1904 in Trinity 
Church, Boston, and reverted to the object of 1898 (women's 

From 86 Dioceses and Missionary Districts, from our for- 
eign churches, from Mexico and Brazil, from the Isle of 
Pines, from our oldest Foreign mission — Greece — came the 
contributions which united to make the offering $147,388.65. 
To this, one member added $2,611.35 to complete the sum 
of $150,000. 

In October, 1907, the Auxiliary made the latest United 
Offering. Holy Trinity Church in Richmond was filled with 
the women who brought it. They represented the women of 
the Church in our land, and in far distant lands, who had 
been for three years with prayer and love and earnest 
endeavor, uniting to make this gift. How rejoiced all were, 
some of you know so well, when they found that in the years 
from 1904 to 1907 they had been able to gain $74,000 over 
their last United Offering. 

In this last year, before the Woman's Auxiliary is to make 
its Triennial United Offering, much work is to be done. 
Those who for two years past have been systematically con- 
tributing gifts, accompanied by continued prayers, make the 
best United Offerings of all. 

In most branches of the Auxiliary, as in our parishes, the 
special system of mite boxes is used, and the contents returned 
to the Diocesan treasurer semi-annually and placed at interest 
by her. During this year the last of these semi-annual col- 
lections will be made, and in September the last returns will 
be sent in, and added to the accumulated sums stored in banks 
in readiness for the Thanksgiving Service held in Cincinnati 
in the first week of October. 

With all this wonderful increase, never were the needs so 
great for a larger offering. Therefore, it is incumbent upon 
the Auxiliary everywhere to increase this triennial gift, by 
making their own offerings more and more in accordance 


with their ability, and by making every effort to increase the 
number of the givers of gifts, great or small, for who can 
tell which gift is made with the most love or the greatest 
self-denial ? 

Now, as to the part the Convocation of Edenton will take 
in this offering. At Mrs. Staton's suggestion I wrote our 
Diocesan treasurer, Mrs. James, and she most kindly sent me 
a list of money sent by our parishes and the Convocation. 
The Convocation had sent to Mrs. Myers, to October, 1909, 
$366.02; to Mrs. James, up to January, 1910, $107.11, mak- 
ing in all $473.13. The whole Diocese to date, January 7, 
1910, $651.59. 

In writing, Mrs. James said : "You have done well, and I 
only hope it will inspire you to do still better during the rest 
of the year. I hope the Diocese outside of St. James will 
raise $1,000, and I am going to suggest to my Wilmington 
Branch to give the whole of one meeting to the United Offer- 
ing, special prayers and discussions on that subject, and I 
hope that the other branches will do so also." 

It was resolved in Richmond that the United Offering of 
1910 be given to the Board of Missions, for woman's work in 
the mission field, including the training and support of 
women workers, also the care of such workers when sick or 
disabled; but that a sum not exceeding $15,000 be devoted 
to a building approved by the Board of Missions on the 
recommendation of the general secretary, and the secretary 
of the Woman's Auxiliary. Also that to our united gifts 
there shall be added our united and earnest prayers, that 
God will put it into the hearts of many faithful women to 
give themselves to the work of the Master in the mission field. 

Dr. Lloyd said in his message to the Auxiliary at Rich- 
mond : "This United Offering will go around the world and 
tell what Christ has brought to women. Every woman in 
the American Church must stop and think what this mes- 
sage will mean to her sister across the sea. I give you just 
one little word that will put a song into your heart ; I saw it 
with my own eyes ; I heard it with my own ears ; I have felt 
it in my own heart — that women in every land which I have 
visited have been lifted up and placed on high, because a 


sister whom you have sent has interpreted by her own life 
the Christ. I have seen women with hearts aglow because 
of the sister whom you sent in the Lord's name." 

Jane Myers. 

Methods of Work 

I do not feel that I can quite honestly undertake to speak 
on the subject assigned me without explaining that I am by 
no means an authority on methods of Church work in 
general. I shall only try to tell you of the work I know 
best — that of the earnest women of my home parish. 

The oldest organization among us is the Ladies' Guild, 
which has for its object all manner of parish work. 

Steady-going, reliable, looked to by Rector and Vestry for 
many years for aid and support in every undertaking, it 
blossomed out a year ago into various subdivisions for 
special work. 

The Guild, with its little brood of chapters, have their 
separate monthly meetings, but the dues then collected are 
paid every three months into the general fund. 

The question of raising money, however, though it can not 
be overlooked, is not the main interest of the Guild. We 
must have money of course. There is always some special 
end in view in every parish for which funds must needs be 

With us, last year, it was the payment of a long-standing 
debt. Now that is off our hands, the parish has waked up 
to the fact that we are much in need of a new organ, and we 
are bending all our energies to that end. No, I should not 
say all. I read somewhere recently that "the new organ is 
often the greatest foe to missions." We will not have it so. 
With a Rector so full of the missionary spirit and the 
Woman's Auxiliary widening our outlook to far horizons, I 
trust we may never be occupied solely with our own small 

But to return, after this somewhat lengthy digression, to 
the Guild and its work. 


The work of the Chancel Chapter is implied in its name. 
One of its duties is to see that proper Altar linen is fur- 
nished and kept in order. Two members each month are 
put in charge for the familiar services too well known to 
specify, the end of which is to have the chancel in readiness 
for every service and decorated with such flowers as are in 

The Hospitality Chapter welcomes the strangers who 
attend the Church, and seeks out and visits those of our 
communion who come to make their homes among us. 

The Sewing Chapter was organized for the purpose of 
making and keeping on hand garments for the poor. These 
were to be sold to the needy for what they could afford to 
pay, or given where they were unable to pay anything. 
While they still keep this end in view, their work has broad- 
ened and they contribute to any object for which funds are 
needed. A committee of two are appointed for three months 
to buy material and cut it out for the other ladies. Now 
and then they fill a basket with pretty and useful articles 
and either send it around among the congregation or hold a 
sale at the home of one of the members. This was done 
shortly before Christmas with very gratifying results. This 
little band of six or eight ladies took in $60 during the 
past year. 

Some of the ladies give their Fridays to this work, and 
those who have not so much time at their command do much 
of the sewing in their homes. 

St. Catherine's Guild is a younger organization than the 
Ladies' Guild, both in point of time and in its membership. 
The object of the two guilds is the same, St. Catherine's 
Guild being more directly under the eye of the Kector, who 
was formerly its president. 

One of the features of St. Catherine's Guild is the yearly 
dollar and its proceeds. Once a year each member of the 
Guild is presented with one dollar, which she invests, alone 
or with others, in whatever way seems profitable. The pro- 
ceeds are turned in at the end of the year to the general fund, 
and these seed dollars are often found to have yielded a won- 
derful harvest. This Guild is also using the Church Calen- 


dar and the "mile of pennies" in a modified form, in raising 
the amount it has set itself to give towards the organ fund. 

I have said nothing of entertainments for the purpose of 
raising money. Time was when we considered the bazaar, 
the oyster supper, the ice-cream festival, etc., almost a neces- 
sary part of parish machinery. They have not been dropped 
with any deliberate purpose, but for the most part have 
quietly, almost unconsciously, given place to personal work 
and personal giving. 

I know there is much to be said on both sides of this mat- 
ter of entertainments for church purposes. We do have 
"rummage sales" now and then, and since so many good 
women engage in them, suppose they may be classified among 
the "good works" which the Apostle enjoined upon women 
professing Godliness. But it is surely matter for rejoicing 
that so many are finding their way to a higher service. 

So much for our parish work — our housekeeping, so to 
speak. Useful, necessary, most honorable, these parish activi- 
ties. But does any woman of us all set our house in order, 
at whatever cost of time and labor, and then sit down con- 
tent to have her vision bounded by those four walls? No, 
she can not open her windows without seeing the homes of 
her neighbors. These have their part in her life, a very 
important part, if there is to be any sane and useful living 
for herself and her household. 

To come to the Woman's Auxiliary after the narrow round 
of parish work, is like throwing open the windows, letting 
in the free air of heaven, getting a glimpse of our neighbors 
of this and other lands, and of endless possibilities for inter- 
change of service between us and them. 

To change the figure, we find ourselves here in mid-current 
of the great world movement, vaster, deeper than has yet 
been known, which is setting towards the farthest shores of 
the earth, bearing the Gospel message of peace and good will 
to all mankind. 

And then, the Auxiliary counts, beyond all material gifts 
or service, the daily prayers of its members. Do we not 
often slight this mightiest factor in all Christian work while 
engaged in the stress of parish activities? We are apt to 


feel, I think, with the old Latins, that "to work is to pray." 
The other way round is quite as true — "to pray is to work." 

It is no one poet's fancy, but a living truth, that "more 
things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of." 
It is the highest service we can render to any cause, and a 
service within the reach of the poorest and weakest of 
God's people. 

I think that in my home parish we find the Woman's Aux- 
iliary of deeper interest and really nearer the hearts of its 
members than any other organization. 

We have our regular monthly meetings for business, and 
two weeks after, a Mission Study Class. Last year we took 
for our subject the study of Missions in Japan, and greatly 
enjoyed our excursions into this wonderful little country. 

We have just begun "The Uplift of China," and the inter- 
est already manifested is most encouraging. 

The question of money is met by the regular dues and by 
voluntary offerings. For a time we tried Birthday Boxes 
to provide a fund for special calls. This was purely volun- 
tary, but several ladies, when they had a birthday, would 
give the number of pennies corresponding to their years, and 
frequently more. One hundred became quite a popular age 
among us. The Birthday Box, though, has been superseded 
by the little red bag. You must hear about it : 

Last year we had a beloved leader in the Auxiliary, a 
woman of a Christlike spirit and full of zeal. Whenever 
any special appeal was sent us, she would pass around a little 
red bag for voluntary offerings. These were strictly private. 
"Remember," she would say, "that you give this directly to 
Christ. No one knows but Him how much or how little you 
give; if it is only a penny and given for love of Him, it 
will be accepted and blessed." So the little bag went on its 
rounds, and each woman, quietly slipping in her contribu- 
tion, felt a sense of privilege in so doing. The results have 
been wonderful. 

We have lost by her removal from our town the dear 
woman whose life was such an inspiration to us, but I think 
some portion of her spirit is with us still. The little bag she 
left with us has grown into our affections and its appeal is 
always honored. 


I must not take up more of your time. Perhaps I should 
apologize for taking you so much into my confidence as to 
home affairs. I hope you may find in what I have said 
some helpful suggestions. It seems to me a great thing, 
these gatherings of our church women in Council and Convo- 
cation. It lifts our parish work out of its narrow hounds, 
and makes us see that our simplest and lowliest duty, in the 
most secluded lot, has its place in the great whole of service 
to the God and Father of us all. 

Minnie Albertson. 

Facts About China 

Sixty-eight years is an average lifetime, but in those years 
many men and women have laid down their lives in loving 
effort to give Chinese men and women that Gospel which we 
have never lacked. 

When Wm. J. Boone, burning with a desire to "oil the 
hinges so that the next man could go in," sailed Avith his wife 
from Boston in 1837, he knew China's doors were fast closed 
to foreigners, and so took up his residence at Batavia, in 
Java, until it were possible to establish the first Mission in 
the Empire, at Amoy, in 1842. Mr. Boone was soon made 
the first Missionary Bishop of China, and, with several other 
missionaries who joined him, in 1845 he removed to Shang- 
hai, making that city the center of the Mission. Among 
those whose labors date back to this beginning was Rev. 
Elliot H. Thomson, now Archbishop of Shanghai, who, after 
Bishop Boone's death, carried on the work through the most 
discouraging period of its history — the four years of the 
Civil War. He never lost his enthusiasm, though practi- 
cally alone in a heathen land, and it is to him that we owe 
the beginning of the dispensary and hospital work. He was 
instrumental in establishing Baird Hall, which was the fore- 
runner of the present St. John's University. He has served 
under five bishops, trained scores of native workers, helped 
translate the Scriptures and welcomed more than 150 mis- 
sionaries. Archbishop Thomson has helped to make our 
China Mission what it is — the best planned, best worked, best 


equipped of any Christian body in the Far East. The inspi- 
ration of such a life makes us long to fill our little blue boxes 
to the brim, for the work is so rapidly enlarging that every 
penny counts. 

Until 1901 there was only one diocese in China, that of 
Shanghai, but it was found necessary to divide it, setting off 
the District of Hankow. Our work is exclusively in the 
Yangtse Valley, extending from the seacoast along the 
Yangtse Kiver for about 1,000 miles west, and at least 150 
miles on each side. Just this section has a population of 
120,000,000. Can we take that in, I wonder! These 120,- 
000,000 souls are looking to us for those eternal truths which 
we have so abundantly — privileges which are to us as the 
air we breathe. 

Their physical needs are almost as great as their spiritual, 
for these Chinese men and women do not know the simplest 
rules of hygiene, and the doctors of their race are a disgrace 
to a nation of really intelligent people. It is only necessary 
for a man to make it known that he desires to be a doctor 
and hang out his sign for the fact to be accomplished. ~No 
training or license is required, so it is easy to imagine what 
his patients have to suffer at his hands. For instance, he 
believes that the heart thinks ; that the liver is the seat of the 
soul; that the spleen aids in digestion and food passes 
through it into the stomach, and that tendons and nerves are 
synonymous. Here is a prescription given by a Chinese doc- 
tor to one of Dr. Jeffrys' assistants, who went to him at Dr. 
Jeffrys' behest : It is for a cough, as follows : Baked barley, 
sugar, mashed beans, bamboo shavings, a root, another root, 
still another root, chalk, melon seeds, mashed and fermented 
melon seeds, a mashed pebble, some wild flowers, a broken 
clam shell. The prescription called for the boiling together 
of these ingredients in a large quantity of water and for the 
whole to be taken rapidly at once. Had the poor patient 
been other than he was, the dose would probably have been 
swallowed. Dr. Jeffreys has charge of St. Luke's Hospital, 
Shanghai, and the value of his work can hardly be estimated. 
We have eight hospitals in our two districts, which cared for, 
last year, 100,127 patients, besides those treated in the dis- 


pensaries. This shoAvs that the natives are appreciating the 
difference in their own and foreign doctors. 

Wonderful changes have taken place in the empire since 
the death of the Empress Dowager. The present dynasty, 
realizing the superior advantages of Western civilization, is 
welcoming the advent of foreigners as never before. If the 
Christian religion has anything to do with the success of the 
West, as they believe, intelligent Chinese are willing to inves- 
tigate the matter, thus giving us opportunities never before 
possible. China is broadening and advancing in every way. 
In Peking there is even a woman's daily newspaper, edited 
and published by a woman of birth and culture, which advo- 
cates non-foot-binding, the abolition of opium smoking, and 
other reforms. 

There are a number of boarding and day schools working 
for the uplift of Chinese boys and girls in our Mission terri- 
tory, but the accommodation is taxed to its utmost. Pleas 
for the enlargement of these institutions keep coming to the 
people of this Church of ours in the homeland. Those who 
are most familiar with the work say that China's crying- 
need is for good, Christian teachers; that Normal school 
training is what they need. Those men who have received 
training at our Church schools are eagerly sought to fill 
positions of trust in the empire. 

There are two methods the church uses in evangelistic 
work, called the City and Country Method. The first is the 
use of the guest-hall, a room which, if possible, opens on a 
street, and is always ready for the reception of guests. It is 
furnished in Chinese style, with tables and chairs ; is pro- 
vided with tea and pipes, and a catechist, or maybe, a deacon 
in charge. Christian books, the Bible, whole or in parts, 
and other books are for sale here. Men, seeing the sign and 
led by various motives, but more often induced by friends, 
seek these guest-halls, and if sufficiently interested, keep 
repeating the visits until they become inquirers of the new 

There must be a separate guest-hall for women, since it is 
not the custom for men and women to mingle. 

The Country Method is similar to that just mentioned, the 


inquirers often going for miles to the nearest village where 
there is a guest-room. In every case great care is taken to 
test the sincerity of the converts. A man gives his name, as 
an inquirer, and begins to study the Commandments. If 
in six months he can take his examination for the cate- 
chumenate, and if he still seems thoroughly in earnest, he 
is admitted to the class. The catechumenate, or time of 
instruction for baptism, lasts one year, after which his life 
and knowledge are carefully examined before he is baptized. 
After becoming a catechumen a man is required to carry his 
wife and children to the services, for the unit of Chinese 
society is the family, and unless the family is brought, small 
faith can be placed in the individual. After another year 
of probation, the candidate can be confirmed. 

Another means of evangelization is the Bible women, who 
are given instruction at the Woman's Training School for 
two years, and are then sent into different parts of the 
country as Bible readers and teachers. The country work 
is growing in all directions, and the need for men, and espe- 
cially women, is pressing. In spite of the awakening that is 
taking place in China, it will take time and love and zeal to 
"overcome the dragon" of superstition and prejudice. When 
the bell in the new church of St. Peter's, at Sinza, is rung, 
it is music in the ears of the Christians, but many of the 
heathen think that this lofty structure, with a bell swinging 
. above it, will disturb the peace of the corpses in the neigh- 
boring graves. 

The two bishops of the Church in China are Bishop 
Graves, of the Diocese of Shanghai, and Bishop Roots, of the 
Diocese of Hankow. The Church's staff in the two districts 
includes, besides the bishop, 25 foreign clergymen, 11 foreign 
physicians, 54 foreign teachers and other helpers, 28 Chinese 
clergymen and 274 Chinese catechists, teachers and other 
helpers. In the District of Shanghai there are 1,702 bap- 
tized Christians, and in that of Hankow there are 4,583, 
making a total in the two districts of 6,285. 

The best results in school, medical and evangelistic work, 
is obtained when the natives and foreigners work side by side. 
The mass of the Chinese women can only be reached 


through the women workers, for etiquette debars men from 
visiting the women in their homes, and none but the lower 
classes are seen on the streets. 

I'm afraid the Chinese women Christians would put their 
American sisters of the Auxiliary to shame. In one town 
so many women recently attended the annual meeting of the 
Auxiliary that the officers were obliged to refuse admittance 
to all but the baptized. What a number of the baptized 
there must have been ! 

The name by which the Church is known in Chinese is 
"the Holy Catholic Church from America." Our bishops 
and those of the English Church hold conferences, which are 
very helpful to both, and use, as nearly as possible, the same 
methods in the work, looking to the time when it is hoped 
there will be one great Church of the Anglican Conqmunion. 

Mrs. C. J. Sawyer. 

A Day of Mission Work 


Those interested in Mission work will like to know what 
the everyday life of a Missionary means. Of course the 
kind of life depends very much on the kind of work. As my 
work is of various kinds, the life is varied too. I will tell 
you what happened yesterday. 

The day before, I had had to cross the river in the after- 
noon to visit a Chinese family of rank in Wuchang, and 
being detained there late, found it best to stay all night; so 
the next morning I got up early, recrossed the river, and was 
eating my breakfast at home by 8 a. m. 

After Matins in St. Paul's Cathedral, I heard a sad tale 
of a poor little Chinese girl, so I went to investigate. The 
child's mother is a servant in a family near by, and is pre- 
paring to become a catechumen. The child is doing so also. 
But the father, who is a worthless character and always try- 
ing to get his wife's wages, now wants to sell the girl to a 
life of shame. The mother begged us to protect the child, 
and her mistress allowed her to take the daughter into the 


same house with herself. But she was not safe there, as the 
father kept coming to the house, so I took her away to a dis- 
tant part of the town, to the house of one of our Bible women. 
Then I came home in time to prepare an address in Chinese 
for a women's meeting. 

* In the afternoon I went through the native city and across 
the Hau to Hauyang, where we have just opened a girls' 
school. The teacher has never been to school herself, so I 
go as often as possible to encourage her and give her ideas. 
It is quite wonderful how well those little girls are getting 
on. I drilled them and gave them a singing lesson, trying 
to make them distinguish the various notes of the scale. 
They all seem to find the fifth the easiest. Then they recited 
their geography, which they did very well. They can add 
little sums, too. I heard them explain their Chinese read- 
ers and looked at their writing, and when it was just time 
to close, some of the mothers came in to see the drill. Of 
course it was too late, but the little girls sang for them a 
verse of "Jesus loves me," in Chinese. It was very funny 
to see their important airs. They were fully conscious that 
what they were doing would be thought wonderful by their 
mothers, and so it was. The mothers promised to come next 
week to the women's meeting. Then I had prayers and 
closed the school and afterwards examined some women can- 
didates for baptism. 

I got home at 5 :30, and went over to ask the Bishop's 
advice about the child whose parents want to sell her. He 
advised my finding out more particulars, and then seeing the 
British consul and asking him how far Chinese law would 
protect a child in such a case. So I went off again to the 
Bible woman's house. On reaching the place a child came 
running up and said its mother wanted to see me, so after 
settling something with the Bible woman, I followed the 

It seems the mother is a heathen, and was passing the 
door a few weeks ago when I was going to have a meeting, 
so I asked her in, and she has been again since. She now 
wanted me to come to her, so I went in and sat down with 
her and her friends, and was first offered a pipe, which I 


politely refused. Then the lady told me her husband had 
lived abroad, in France and England, to learn how to make 
glass, and that he is in a glass factory in Wuchang. Then 
she explained to her friends how she had been to our meet- 
ing and what we did. We had a nice talk about the church 
and the doctrine, and finally all the women said they would 
come to the cathedral service next Sunday. By this time 
it was 7 :30 p. m. and getting dark, so I came home as quickly 
as I could, and after dinner attended to some more mission 
work. I don't always have such interesting things happen, 
but still this gives a very fair idea of a day's work. 

You will be glad to know the British consul says the 
Chinese law will protect this child from her unnatural father, 
so we hope to go through the necessary legal formalities, and 
then send her to St. Hilda's school. 


The Financial Report 

From October 1, 1909, to January 1, 1910. 

Bath, St. Thomas' Parish Guild : Sec- 
retary, Miss Julia Rae Marsh. Wo. 
of members, 11. 

Money spent $3.10 

Cash on hand 48.20 


Belhaven, St. James' Parish Guild: 
Secretary, Miss Myrtle Swindell. 
Wo. of members, 34. 

Money spent $95.60 

Cash on hand 198.81 


Belhaven, Junior Auxiliary: Secre- 
tary, Wo. of members, . .. 

Wo money report. 


Columbia, St. Andrew's Mission : St. 
Agnes Guild. Mrs. K. C. Parsons, 
Secretary. Wo. of members, 14. 

Money spent $14.00 

Cash on hand 30.85 


Creswell, St. David's Parish Guild: 
Secretary, Mrs. S. A. Eborn. Wo. 
of members, 14. 

Money spent $101.25 

Cash on hand 12.54 


Creswell, Little Workers : Secretary, 
Elmer S. Spruill. Wo. of mem- 
bers, 12. 
Cash on hand $13.37 



Edenton, St. Paul's Woman's Auxil- 
iary; Secretary, Miss M. E. Skin- 
ner. No. of members, 17. 

Money spent $28.40 

Cash on hand 3.00 


Edenton, Dime Society: Secretary, 
Mrs. James Warren. No. of mem- 
bers, 31. 

Money spent $2.85 

Cash on hand 11.05 


Edenton, St. Mary's Guild; Secretary, 

No. of members, .... No 

money report. 

Edenton, Junior Auxiliary : Secre- 
tary, No. of members, .... 

No money report. 

Elizabeth City, Christ Church Wo- 
man's Auxiliary: Secretary, Mrs. 
E. Selby Harney. No. of mem- 
bers, 28. 

Money spent $21.21 

Cash on hand 16.98 


Elizabeth City, Ladies Guild : Miss 
Ella V. John, Secretary. No. of 
members, 28. 

Money spent $9.83 

Cash on hand 55.92 


Gatesville, St. Mary's Woman's Aux- 
iliary : Secretary, Mrs. Geo. D. 
Williams. No. of members, 11. 
Money spent $1.00 



Gatesville, Ladies Guild: Secretary, 
Mrs. Thomas G. Hayes. No. of 
members, 8. 

Money spent $1.00 

Cash on hand 386.71 

Hamilton, St. Martin's Woman's 
Auxiliary: Mrs. B. L. Long, Sec- 
retary. No of members, 11. 

Money spent $1.55 

Cash on hand .22 

Hamilton, Ladies' Guild: Secretary, 
. Mrs. B. L. Long. No. of mem- 
bers, 11. 

Money spent $18.90 

Cash on hand 68.31 

Hamilton, Junior Auxiliary: Miss 
Bena Ewell, Secretary. No. of 
members, 8. 

Money spent $20.00 

Cash on hand $4.50 

Hertford, Holy Trinity Woman's 
Auxiliary: Miss P. C. Norcom, 
Secretary. No. of members, 25. 

Money spent $9.00 

Cash on hand 2.40 

Hertford, Parish Guild: Mrs. W. F. 
Babb, Secretary. No. of mem- 
bers, 19. 

Money spent $12.38 

Cash on hand 44.72 





$11.40 . 




Hertford, Junior Auxiliary: Secre- 
tary, Miss Kathryn Lassiter. Wo. 
of members, 20. 

Money spent $4.32 

Cash on hand 12.00 

Hertford, St. Catherine's Guild: Miss 
Mae Wood Winslow, Secretary. 
No. of members, 12. 

Money spent $26.57 

Cash on hand 37.83 

Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas Woman's 
Auxiliary: Secretary, Miss Sarah 
S. Barnes. No. of members, 8. 

Money spent $2.55 

Cash on hand .45 

Plymouth, Grace Church Junior Aux- 
iliary: Secretary, Miss Mary 
Murphy. No. of members, 25. 

Money spent $21.00 

Cash on hand 2.50 

Plymouth, Woman's Auxiliary: Sec- 
retary, Mrs. R. P. Walker. No. 
of members, 21. No money re- 

Plymouth, Woman's Guild: Secre- 
tary, Mrs. K. P. Walker. No. of 
members, 21. 

Money spent $31.00 

Cash on hand 2.00 

Roper, St. Luke's Woman's Auxiliary: 
Secretary, Miss Agnes S. Speight. 
No. of members, 12. 

Money spent $75.34 

Cash on hand 4.67 







Roper, Ladies' Guild: Secretary, Miss 
Agnes Speight. Wo. of members, 
Money spent $133.96 

Roxobel, St. Mark's Woman Auxil- 
iary : Secretary, Mrs. I. G. Powell. 
Wo. of members, 12. 

Money spent $13.10 

Cash on hand .72 

Roxobel, Ladies' Guild : Secretary, 

Wo of members, 12. 

Money spent $7.50 

Cash on hand 37.12 

Roxobel, Junior Auxiliary : Secretary, 
Master Harry "Watson. Wo. of 
members, 17. 

Money spent $1.00 

Cash on hand 3.98 

Roxobel, Junior Guild: Secretary, 
Miss Eliza Mason Capehart. Wo. 
of members, 9. 

Money spent $43.62 

Cash on hand 30.88 

Washington, St. Peter's Woman's 
Auxiliary: Secretary, Miss E. M. 
B. Hoyt. Wo. of members, 46. 

Money spent $105.04 

Cash on hand 2.50 

Washington, St. Peter's Parochial So- 
ciety: Secretary, Mrs. M. Herbert 
Bonner. Wo. of members, 35. 

Money spent $35.70 

Cash on hand 2.70 









Washington, Hector's Aid Society: 
Secretary, Miss Mary Louise Arch- 
bell. No. of members, 31. 
Cash on hand $465.81 

Washington, Junior Auxiliary: Sec- 
retary, Miss Agnesta Charles. No. 
of members, 21. 
Money spent $29.80 

Williamston, Advent Woman's Aux- 
iliary: Secretary, Mrs. K. B. 
Crawford. No. of members, 26. 

Money spent $13.00 

Cash on hand 3.94 

Williamston, Advent Woman's Guild : 
Secretary, Mrs. K. B. Crawford. 
No. of members, 26. 

Money spent 

Cash on hand 4.45 

Williamston, Junior Auxiliary: Sec- 
retary, Miss Irene Augusta Smith. 
No. of members, 9. 

Money spent $7.75 

Cash on hand 37.54 

Williamston, Daughters of the King: 
Secretary, Miss Emily Whitley. 
Visits made, 134. 
Money spent $55.91 

Windsor, St. Thomas' Woman's Aux- 
iliary: Secretary, Mrs. Sol 
Cherry. No. of members, 21. 
Cash on hand $3.88 









Windsor, Woman's Guild: Secretary, 
Mrs. Kichard W. Askew, Jr. No. 
of members, 22. 

Money spent $36.84 

Cash on hand 52.59 

Windsor, Junior Auxiliary : Secre- 
tary, Miss Mamie Nicholls. No. 
of members, 22. 

Money spent $1.75 

Cash on hand 5.28 

Winton, St. John's Woman's Auxil- 
iary: Secretary, Mrs. M. C. Mat- 
thews. No. of members, 7. 

Money spent $3.27 

Cash on hand .33 

Winton, Woman's Guild: Secretary, 
Miss Jessie Cowper. No. of mem- 
bers, 7. 

Money spent $26.07 

Cash on hand 1.32 

Winton, Junior Auxiliary: Secretary, 
Miss Lula I. Northcott. No. of 
members, 7. 
Cash on hand $1.35 

Woodville, Grace Church Woman's 
Auxiliary: Secretary, Mrs. M. B. 
Urquhart. No. of members, . . . 
Money spent $32.67 

Woodville, Junior Auxiliary: Secre- 
tary, Miss Stella Phelps. No. of 
members, 1. 
Money spent $1.25 









Zion Parish, Woman's Auxiliary and 
Parochial Society : Secretary, 
Miss Florence Braddy. No. of 
members, 20. 

Money spent $60.00 

Cash on hand 4.00 


Grand total $2,724.50 



1. The Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Society shall 
meet on the second day of the Convocation, and shall be called 
to order by the president at 3 o'clock p. m. 

2. The president shall appoint a chaplain to conduct devo- 
tional services. 

3. The president shall appoint two or more women to 
write- papers and shall choose the subjects. 

4. The Diocesan Secretary may select the subject and 
person for the Junior paper. 

5. There shall be two meetings during the fall and winter. 
No meeting during Council. 

6. Each Society is entitled to one delegate. 

7. By-laws may be amended at a regular meeting by a 
two-thirds vote. 

8. Order of business shall be as follows : 

1. Address of welcome. 

2. Eoll call. 

3. Communications. 

4. Report of committees. 

5. Address by president. 

6. Papers followed by discussion. 

7. Junior paper. 

8. Address by Diocesan Secretary of the Junior Aux- 

9. Address by the Bishop or a clergyman. 
10. Doxology — Blessing. 





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